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SPECIAL INSPECTOR GENERAL FOR IRAQ RECONSTRUCTION

MEMORANDUM FOR U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT:

ADMINISTRATOR, U.S. AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
COMMANDER, U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
COMMANDING GENERAL, U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO IRAQ

Government Agencies Cannot Fully Identify Projects Financed with Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Funds (SIGIR 13-006)

We are providing this draft report for your information and use. The report discusses our efforts to assess the extent to which federal agencies can identify projects financed with relief and reconstruction funds from 2003 through September 30, 2012. We performed this work as a nonaudit evaluation in accordance with our mission to provide independent oversight of programs and operations funded with amounts appropriated or otherwise made available for the reconstruction of Iraq, and for recommendations on related policies designed to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and to prevent and detect fraud, waste, and abuse. This work was conducted as SIGIR Project 1205.

We received official comments from from the Department of State and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which are included in Appendix D and Appendix E, respectively. We also received technical comments which we incorporated as appropriate.

We appreciate the courtesies extended to the SIGIR staff. For additional information on the report, please contact F. James Shafer, Assistant Inspector General for Audits (Washington, D.C.) (703) 604-0894/ fred.j.shafer.civ@mail.mil, or Robert Pelletier, Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Audits (Washington, DC), (703) 604-1387/ Robert.l.Pelletier12.civ@mail.mil.

Stuart W. Bowen, Jr. Inspector General

March 6, 2013



Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Background 1 Prior SIGIR Reports Identified Weaknesses in Relief and Reconstruction Agencies’ Iraq
Reconstruction Records Objective

Gaps in Agency Records Prevented SIGIR From Identifying How All Appropriated Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Funds Were Used

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IRRF Projects

CERP Projects 11 ISFF Projects 12 ESF Projects 15 INCLE Projects 16

Waste Associated with Implementing Projects in a Contingency Operation 19

Conclusions 21

Management Comments and Audit Response 22

Appendix A—Scope and Methodology 24

Appendix B—Acronyms 27

Appendix C—Audit Team Members 28

Appendix D—Management Comments 29

Appendix E—Management Comments 32

Appendix F—SIGIR Mission and Contact Information 36

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